WE had a thunderstorm the other night and I unplugged all my power from my computer and modems and TV and cable like I always do. Just unpluuged the surge protector from the wall...Then when I got plugged it in the next day, the westall modem just blinks all its lights...all 5 of them.I reset it and the computer several times and unplugged them too but not fixed.What happened? What can I do to fix it?
Did you disconnect your dsl connection from the back of the modem? I'm more familiar with cable modems than DSL, but I would imagine they share a commonality: electrical surges coming down the line during lightning storms.
I'm guessing that's what happened to your modem - it probably got surged through the DSL line. Have you called your DSL's support line to see if they have any ideas?
If it's been surged all you can do is replace it. Do check with the DSL company first before you go putting out any major expenses.
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Serveral soultions to try and they are at no cost to you. First, try re-booting the modem. Your modem stores cache just like a computer does, and it can build up on you. I myself unplug mine about once a week.. Two, in the control panel under Internet Opetion under browser history click on delete and confirm the delete, this will delete your temp. files. You might have exceeded the amount of cache allowed by windows. Finally make certain that you have ipx, and spx protocol installed on your comuter. If this doesn't help, I would get a new modem from your isp, more than likely it is bad. I know verizon modem are good for maximum of 2 years and average 1 year. I would recommend westell 6100 G moem and get a wireless router to go with.
check the LAN drivers..if possible reinstall them..do a complete powercycle.of the system.
Switch of the pc-modem-router..wait for 1 minute then switch on the router/modem wait for all light to come back-switch on the pc..if intermet light is blinking there might be an issue at the ISP's end.
After being up half the night, many diagnostics, much tinkering and cursing.........I downloaded and installed an update.....(NEW DRIVERS? Cause It finally told me the lease was up on my router.....I didn't even know the dumb thing was leased.......
maybe you have to wait for your provider for them to isolate the problem, it seems that your modem got hit maybe by high surge. ask them to bring a spare modem for isolation.. there is no way for you to isolate the problem coz you've already done the basic....
Blinking light means that firmware on your DSL modem just got updated. The modem is pinging the Networ/Computer connected to it. If you open your Modem Page 192.168.1.1 you will see the difference, unless you never have done it before.
if your internet light on the modem is blinking or flashing, then you do not need to worry. the Ethernet light and the internnet light on the modem will always blink, but the dsl and the power lights shud not blink...
*if the DSL light on your modem is blinking..
TRY: using different filters// check physical connection
IF: not resolved call ISP for a trouble ticket for their line department
*if all the lights constantly blinks
DO: purchase new modem, maybe deffective already or check if modem still under warranty so provider can replace it
NOTE: plug 4100 modem directly to the back of the computer tower without the linksys router and check if light status still the same...
HOW: cable connected from back of modem shud be plug in directly to port at the back of PC tower.. completly remove linksys and turn linksys off..